Session A.2: Towards European standards and metrology to support transfer of innovation to industry

Tuesday September 7th, 2010: 15:45 – 17:15  

Assuring product quality and safety is one of the essential tasks of industry and commerce and the availability of suitable measurement techniques and standard processes for assessing the properties of products is often a pre-requisite for the success of innovations.

The session aims to give an overview of European efforts to support the industry in terms of metrology and standardisation and to give industrial examples where metrology and standardisation are badly needed in order to achieve the needs of society and assure European commercial success. 

This will be illustrated through lectures on initiatives for increased innovation through standardisation, standardisation needs within energy related research (from research and industry perspective) and the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP). 

The session will also address the following set of questions:
1) How can we strengthen pre-normative research in the framework programme?
2) How is it possible to remove impediments for innovation, facilitate trade and increase market acceptance with help from standardisation?
3) How is it possible to improve interactions between industry, research and standardisation bodies?



All Slides - Session A23.42 MB
Slides - Kamal Hossain1.07 MB
Slides - Martin Winter736.8 KB
Slides - Tom Munters1.86 MB
Slides - John Ketchell239.45 KB